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benecol
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:49 pm    Post subject: NGD - Alanis Morisette sig. Squier VI Reply with quote

Good evening shortscale. As has been eluded to elsewhere on the site, I sold my SG Classic, paid some money towards our broken shower, and bought some new kit with the change. Foremost amongst this was a Squier Bass VI, which arrived this morning.



IT'S AMAZING.

There's so much guitar for the money, I've played stuff for three times the price (it was 240 from Thomann) that can't hold a candle to it. The neck's lovely, much more manageable than I was expecting, and a nice carve to it. Pickups sound brilliant to my ears, levels are a bit all over the place, but that can be tweaked. Amazing with fuzz. It's light, too, and not too mahoosive on (comedy fact - it's still not as physically big a guitar as the Firebird).

The bridge, however, is fucking gash. Various SS bods had given me the heads-up about this (cheers Stewart and NickD), so I bought a Staytrem too (along with one of their trems and collet). I'm waiting on a AVRI tailpiece to come in from the US, but if I'd have known how good the standard one was, I might not have bothered - very good. E-E sounds better than it did on my old Danos, but I've got some Circle K strings incoming too to rig it up as an A-A baritone.

There is, however, a slight fly in the ointment...
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There's a big old ding in the poly on the back of the guitar. No damage to either of the packing boxes, so it's not happened in-transit (which doesn't reflect too favourably on Thomann's pre-despatch checks...), I was a bit glum for a bit. Have reported it to Thomann and taken pics, waiting to hear what they say. I don't really want to send it back, since it plays lovely. Truth be told, I don't mind my guitars pre-dinged: I'm clumsy, and I have two kids - this just means I can have the guitar out without fretting about it.


Anyhow: everyone should buy one.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks lovely, apart from the ding,liked the ones I've played. Maybe time to try them again
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll get 25 > 40 off, and seeing as you are of the same mind as me about pre dinged it's win win... Looks very nice, I like.

PS: How's it an AM sig?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Teh irony of a pretty NGD with a ding out the back.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always ask myself is this irony or "rain on your wedding day" irony.

She fucked up a whole part of the English language with that song.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jcyphe wrote:
She fucked up a whole part of the English language with that song.


"Ironically I wasn't even trying to!"
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you're so pleased! I agree; stick with the dinged VI that plays well and take the discount.

My former bandmate had one and it was equally terrific. I'm going to get one at some point to do teh Robert Smithz.

Also, I think it was smart to go with StayTrem... Really the best solution for most any Squier offset.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely biscuits.

Mine's currently languishing at a friends house who was gonna use it for amazing things. Think I'll have it back and do some amazing things myself.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to hear you made the acquisition! Certainly one of the best values out there at the moment.

I'm loving the looks of things from over here, butt ding and all.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jcyphe wrote:
I always ask myself is this irony or "rain on your wedding day" irony.

She fucked up a whole part of the English language with that song.


shes from Canada, what do you want?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jcyphe wrote:
I always ask myself is this irony or "rain on your wedding day" irony.

She fucked up a whole part of the English language with that song.


Not much actual irony in that song.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you've got one that plays well then I'd keep it, the ding won't matter a few years down the line, the playability will, and as I said, the QC on these isn't great.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might get one. Probably a Sunburst one.

Will make me look pixie sized though.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should probably get one as it'll look like a standard guitar does on a normal sized person...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye, that's about the size (!) of it with me.

Also: 60eur discount! Huzzah! Best 190 I've ever spent.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

50 off nice one...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are neat but I don't see myself ever using one. So it's the type of thing I wish a friend had(Boat Theory), but all my friends who play guitar are into acoustics...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jcyphe wrote:
These are neat but I don't see myself ever using one.

Same.

Looks great Tim, shame about the ding but I think it made it an even better deal with the discount.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love it. You've got all the right upgrades coming, and the ding don't mean shit.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:17 pm    Post subject: Re: NGD - Alanis Morisette sig. Squier VI Reply with quote

benecol wrote:
if I'd have known how good the standard one was, I might not have bothered


i did try to tell you.

quietly.
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